Our trip to Maine has been pretty incredible so far. Because we’re really here for an EMS conference for Garrett, it’s been pretty low-key in the best possible way. We arrived at the Samoset Resort early Thursday evening after driving all day, but it was pitch black outside and pouring rain. We had a super early dinner downtown at a restaurant called 3 Crow (delicious!) and called it a day pretty early.
Garrett had lectures all day on Friday. One of the sweetest TCP readers (she drove to Boston for Maine last fall for a meet and greet) invited us to the conference since her dad is a paramedic here and was helping run the event. Her dad was the instructor for one of the sessions, so I sat in on it to here him speak. Honestly, I’m so proud of Garrett for the work he does as a paramedic. I try my best to be as empathetic as possible when he comes home from work, but I have a hard time truly understanding what he does and goes through on a daily basis. I have to say, sitting in on the lecture was incredibly beneficial for me to learn just a little more about Garrett’s job and the scope of his responsibility.
There was a big break for lunch and we ventured out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse that is right off the property of the Samoset Resort.
The property is in a word stunning. Truly stunning. We also saw an otter dart across the rocks just as we started the journey. He was the cutest thing carrying a little lunch (a fish) in his mouth!
The breakwater is just under a mile long and fairly easy to walk down. (Much easier than the jetty that we walked down in Cape Cod!) I still get pretty skittish walking across the slippery rocks and kept stopping anyway to take in the views. Maine has to be one of the most beautiful states! The photo above is the view from the resort end looking down towards the lighthouse. And the photo below is the view from the lighthouse looking towards the resort. Can you spot me?! I’m leaping across the rocks because the tide started coming up and every few seconds a wave would crash right over my boots!
The lighthouse kind of reminded me of a less scary version of the Lemony Snicket house!
Navy Barbour (25% off!) // Fisherman’s Sweater (c/o) // Jeans // Socks (a new favorite for me) // Bean Boots
Although it was cool outside and the intense wind certainly didn’t help, I felt so refreshed. I love being by the water and always feel like a new person… even if I only spend a few minutes by it. The air is different.
A few other people tried to get all the way to lighthouse but turned around because the tide was rising. I was originally wearing riding boots and switched to Bean Boots at the last minute. Good thing too, because the waves started crashing over my boots right as we were leaving.